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Showing 29 articles from December 10, 2013.

WHH - Front Page

A Home for the Holidays
Photo by Scot Pearson The landscape in South Bend is changing with the holiday season now upon us.
A Home for the Holidays

SOUTH BEND – For Bob and Doris Byrd, the holidays are made for decorating.

“We have been doing this as long as we can remember. It has not always been as big, it has grown through the years, but Doris and I enjoy spending the time decorating,” said Bob.

The Byrd’s decorate on most every holiday and are well into the Christmas season with their corner South Bend house.

Holiday season clam digs start Saturday

The next round of evening razor-clam digs is set to begin Saturday, Dec. 14, just in time to take home some clams for the winter holidays.

Joy to the world
Photo by Sally Kunke This little dog, Joy, got to sit on Santa’s lap for a picture at Dennis Company Saturday afternoon. Joy belongs to Madeline Daniel of Raymond. Joy is getting a new jacket and toys for Christmas. HAVA and Dennis Company sponsored th
Joy to the world

Photo by Sally Kunke  This little dog, Joy, got to sit on Santa’s lap for a picture at Dennis Company Saturday afternoon. Joy belongs to Madeline Daniel of Raymond. Joy is getting a new jacket and toys for Christmas. HAVA and Dennis Company sponsored the annual Pet Pics event.  

Lighted boat parade delivers Santa, joy to local Christmas season


SOUTH BEND – Not every community can see Santa arrive on a boat for a special pre-Christmas event. But that's going to happen in South Bend on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Naselle’s Tienhaara named next South Bend schools superintendent
Jon Tienhaara
Naselle’s Tienhaara named next South Bend schools superintendent


The South Bend School District board of directors has selected Naselle’s Jon Tienhaara as school superintendent to succeed retiring administrator Mike Morris.

New council members
Photo by Steve Rogers It was a big night at the South Bend City Council meeting Monday as newly elected council member Patricia Neve; newly elected mayor Julie Struck; and newly-appointed council member Clarence "Bunny" Williams were sworn in to begin th
New council members
PUD approves budgets


The agenda at the first December meeting of the Pacific County PUD commissioners meeting read like so many at this time of the year with voting of proposed budgets for the 2014 operating year.

And after the business of current correspondence was noted and the general manager report, the commissioners got down to the business of voting on four resolutions that would approve budgets for the electrical department and three water departments.

RPD douses fire

The Raymond Fire Department quickly extinguished a residential fire at 121 Ocean Ave. in Raymond at 11:46 p.m. last Thursday.

Sprinklers cause school closure

Alerted by the schools alarm system, a sprinkler head looks to have malfunctioned closing the Raymond Elementary School for the day Monday.


WHH - Community

Give to the Toy House

Once again, the Willapa Harbor Ministerial Association is sponsoring the annual Christmas Toy House this Saturday in the basement of Saint Lawrence Catholic Church

Santa at New Life Sunday

Santa at New Life Sunday

Kids Christmas


TC - Community News

Winlock Cleanup Committee gaining steam
Winlock Cleanup Committee gaining steam

The Winlock Cleanup Committee has chosen their motto: "Cleanin’ up the Coop," with regular beatification and improvement projects expected to begin on Feb. 8.

Set in motion by local businesswoman Viola Chickese, the Cleanup Committee was formed in response to the deteriorating condition of local structures, and the need for community members to pull together and take ownership of their town.


WHH - Local News

Christmas Parade Results


Listed below are the Raymond Lighted Christmas Parade results.

Grand Award: Kids Christmas on the Willapa/Santa


TC - Government

Vader ending pilot program with Blue Array after sewer services cease

The City of Vader has decided to terminate a pilot program with Blue Array in light of the sewer company's inability to continue processing influent.

Though Blue Array had been testing their portable treatment system in Vader since the beginning of the year, power to their prototype was disconnected Dec. 1 after they failed to keep up with electric bills, leaving them unable to treat the sewage entering Vader's plant.

Vader supports agreement to hand water system over to Lewis County

The Vader City Council has approved a resolution supporting a transfer agreement giving their water system to Lewis County, with an opportunity for the city to reacquire the system within 10 years.

The management of Vader's system had been given to Lewis County by a court order in early 2010 in light of significant leaks in the system, which Vader could not afford to repair at the time.


WHH - Sports

Indian Basketball
Photo by George Kunke Indians, Coaches: Tom Betrozoff, Shawn Friese; Players: Mason Stuck, Dalyn Ogilvie, Zane Johnson, Justin Elliott, Mitch Edwards, Angel Diaz, Miles Davis, AJ Sanchez, Ty Johnson, Juan Bucio, Jayden Madrid. Not pictured: Austin Lewis,
Indian Basketball


12/2   at Montesano

12/5          Wishkah Valley

12/13Mary M. Knight

12/14at Wahkiakum 

12/17NW Christ *

12/19at Wishkah Valley

12/21at Ocosta *               

12/27 at Will Vall Tourn

12/28at Will Vall Tourn

1/3     at Raymond *

1/9     North Beach *

1/11   at Naselle *     

1/14   at Willapa Valley *

1/21   at NW Christ *

1/22          Montesano 

1/25    Raymond *

1/28          Ocosta *

1/31   at North Beach *

2/5          Willapa Valley *

2/7          Naselle *

Notes: Home games are in bold. Varsity games start at approximately 7:15. * Denotes Pacific 2B League Game.





Karli Friese scores 27; then sinks buzzer-beater
Photo by Steve Rogers Willapa Valley HS junior Karli Friese heads to the basket against a Montesano opponent. The Vikes dropped their first game of the season against the Bulldogs, but bounced back to earn wins over Adna and Tacoma Baptist last week. Fri
Karli Friese scores 27; then sinks buzzer-beater


Lady Indians thump

Hoquiam; Gulls

lose to Napavine



Karli Friese was hotter than a pistol while firing in 27 points during Willapa Valley’s 70-55 home victory over Tacoma Baptist Friday night. Friese targeted 11 of 16 of her shots, handed out 7 assists, tore down 7 boards and stole the ball 5 times.

Lady Indians Basketball
Photo by George Kunke Lady Indians, Coaches: Gary Wilson, Alyssa Caudill, Theresa Mott; Players: Katlyn Sawyer, Baylee Trent, Sierra Cearns, Rielly Myers, Emma Lorton, Edith Razo, Emily Sanchez, Kessa Wilson, Tammi Kousonhsavath.
Lady Indians Basketball

Coach Gary Wilson:

Goals: Improve every game.

Strengths: Size, experience.

Weaknesses: Not sustaining strong level of play for the entire game.

Captain(s): Rotate Players every game.

League forecast: I think Willapa Valley has the edge for now.

Assistant coaches: Alyssa Caudill, Theresa Mott.


Lady Seagulls Basketball
Lady Seagulls, Head Coach Jon Schray; Varsity players: #3 Hailee Williams, G, Sr., 5-4; #10 Alex Gilbert, G, Sr., 5-3; #12 Mikayla Collins, PF, Fr., 5-7; #14 Kendra Dunsmoor, PF, Fr., 5-6;
Lady Seagulls Basketball

Coach Jon Schray


Goals: Finish in the top three in league


Strengths: work ethic, competitive heart


Weaknesses: We are a young and fairly inexperienced team.


Leaders: Hailee Williams, Aiysha Garcia


Captain(s): Hailee Williams, Alex Gilbert, Aiysha Garcia


Assistant coaches: Kacie Stark, Gene Maneman


League forecast: Willapa Valley, Northwest Christian, North Beach


Lady Vikings Basketball
Photo by George Kunke Lady Vikings, Coaches: Matt Bannish, Mike Marte, Colby Rogers; Varsity: Miriam Naranjo, Lauren Friese, Karli Friese, Brooke Harden, Emily Fluke, Meagan Sanaski, Madison Huber, Sydney Wilkeson, Jessica Cook, Alicia Smaciarz, Kaylee La
Lady Vikings Basketball

Coach Matt Bannish:


Goals: Our goal is to improve each game and become a better team as the season progresses. Also to become more fundamentally sound in our skills, and play to the best of our ability each game. 


Strengths: For the first time in many Viking years, we have a good mix of speed and height.  


Weaknesses: We need to improve our free throw shooting and eliminate scoring droughts. 


Leaders: The coaching staff is stressing, “playing as a team,” and accepting their roles for the good of the team. 


Captain(s): Will change each week.


League forecast: South Bend.


Assistant coaches:  Mike Marte, Varsity Assistant and Colby Rogers, JV Coach




Seagulls Basketball
Seagulls, Head Coach Pat Rogers; Varsity roster: Marvin So, 5''8, jr, #10; Landon Maneman, 5'11, jr, #12; Jayce Freeman, 5'11, so, #14; Alex Sida, 5'9, sr, #15; Rayce Newman, 6'1, jr, #20; Ally Phansisay, 5'10, sr, #22; Kason Koski, 6'1, fr, #23; Neal Ril
Seagulls Basketball


12/11          Tenino

12/13at Ocosta *

12/16at Montesano

12/18          Rainier

12/21at North Beach *

12/27New Year’s Classic

12/28New Year’s Classic

1/3     South Bend *

1/6     at Rainier

1/9          Naselle *

1/11   at Willapa Valley *

1/14          NWC-Lacey *

1/17          Ocosta * #

1/23   at Elma

1/25   at South Bend *

1/28   North Beach

1/1     at Naselle *

1/5     at NWC-Lacey *

2/3     Elma

2/7          Willapa Valley *%

2/28          Regionals

3/6     State $

3/7     State $

3/8     State $


Notes:Home games are in bold. JV games start at 5:45 with varsity to follow. * denotes Pacific League game; # Homecomng; % Senior Night; $ - at Spokane.








Vikings Basketball
Photo by George Kunke Vikings Varsity, Head Coach John Peterson; Players: Anthony Sagen, Cody Buchanan, Matt Konigsberger, Trevor Cook, Kyler Oblad, Hunter Gray, Jason Fluke, Drew Pearson, Stephen Camenzind; Junior Varsity, Coaches: Jay Pearson, Jim Noren
Vikings Basketball

Coach John Peterson:


Goals: Rebound well, play good defense, share the ball, and play harder than anyone we play. Finish in the top half of our league.


Strengths: Experience.


Weaknesses: Not a lot of depth and perimeter shooting.


Leaders: Our seniors are doing a nice job so far.


Captain(s): Matt Konigsberger, Stephen Camenzind


League forecast: The league is as good as I have seen it in a while. Raymond is the clear favorite. They are very athletic and will be well coached. North Beach is scary because of their athleticism and they play so hard. Northwest Christian-Lacey is improved, as is Ocosta. South Bend is a team that worries me because they are a year more experienced and are well coached.


Assistant coaches:

Jay Pearson and Jim Noren

Photo by George Kunke Vikings Varsity, Head Coach John Peterson; Players: Anthony Sagen, Cody Buchanan, Matt Konigsberger, Trevor Cook, Kyler Oblad, Hunter Gray, Jason Fluke, Drew Pearson, Stephen Camenzind; Junior Varsity, Coaches: Jay Pearson, Jim Noren; Players: Robert Espina, Cameron McAllister, Trevor Cook, Chase Flemetis, Hunter Gray, Jason Fluke, Leonel Ruelas, Trevor Ritzman, Damian Redding, Brendyn Graves, Matt Minton; C-Squad, Coaches: Jay Pearson, Jim Noren; Players: Abraham Moreno, Michael Brown, Frankie Arellano, Lukas King, Leonel Ruelas, Matt Minton, Josh Bowe.




Vikings upend Napavine, fall to Tacoma Baptist


Willapa Valley opened the cage season with a big road win at Napavine, defeating the Tigers 55-49 last Wednesday. Kyler Oblad fired in 14 points and Matt Konigsberger popped in 13, took down 11 rebounds and handed out 4 assists.


TC - Sports

Winlock takes only Battle of the Cowlitz this year
Winlock takes only Battle of the Cowlitz this year

The Winlock/Toledo sports rivalry may not be what it used to be, but don't tell that to any of the basketball girls on the George Murdock floor Wednesday night at Toledo High School during the only athletic meeting of the two schools this school year.

The Winlock girls came out focused, reeling off 13 and then 18 points in the first and second quarters respectively behind pin-point shooting during a 50-39 non-league game on Wednesday. When the lady Cardinals didn't have the ball, they were making life miserable for Toledo with a harassing ninety feet of defense.


TC - Police, Fire and EMS

UPS worker arrested for stealing an estimated $100,000 in electronics
UPS worker arrested for stealing an estimated $100,000 in electronics

A Winlock man has been arrested for stealing an estimated $100,000 worth of electronics from UPS over the last four months, and appeared in court on 18 felony charges Dec. 3.

Roland E. Camps, 40, was taken into custody Dec. 2 following an investigation into shipments of cell phones, video games and other electronics stolen since Aug. 9, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Winlock hires new full-time officer
Winlock hires new full-time officer

Winlock has added a new officer to its police department, who has begun patrolling the city after being confirmed by the City Council Nov. 25.

Officer Joshua Goffena was hired to fill a vacant full-time officer’s position left open since September and joins Winlock after serving in Anchorage, Alaska, for the last four years.


WHH - Miscellaneous News

Letters to Santa - Mrs. Aust, Willapa Elementary

Dear Santa

How is the North Poles.

This year I was good kid

I helped with chores

I would like a doggy on a skate board

I LOVe You Paislee

Mrs. Anderson’s Willapa Elementary First Grade Class

Mrs. Anderson’s Willapa  Elementary First Grade Class


Dear Santa,

I want fo Krismis a kendle and iprd and dsi and exbox.

Love, Kevin R



WHH - Humor

Christmas concert this Sunday

The Willapa Harbor Chorale will lift their voices in celebration of the Christmas season during their 42nd annual Christmas

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